Thursday, May 21, 2009

Man rushed to hospital after fainting on plane

18 May 2009

KUCHING: A Kuala Lumpur-bound AirAsia flight from Sandakan, Sabah, was forced to make an emergency landing here after a passenger fainted on board.

The unidentified 30-year-old man from Johor was rushed by ambulance to the Sarawak General Hospital at 2pm yesterday.

The hospital authorities are treating him as a suspected influenza A (H1N1) patient as he had a fever.

The man, who was still unconscious on arrival at the hospital, had travelled to Sandakan with two other friends on a business trip last Friday.

According to one of his friends, who declined to be named, the man had sustained serious head wounds in a road accident a year ago but it was not known if the fainting spell was linked to the past injury.

He said the man had not travelled abroad in recent months.

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